Month: January 2020

Yap respects Garcia’s decision to limit his minutes in OT loss

Yap respects Garcia’s decision to limit his minutes in OT loss

first_imgLoss to San Miguel will make Rain or Shine stronger, says Garcia Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Garcia explained that Yap’s minutes suffered with other guards like Chris Tiu, Jericho Cruz, and Maverick Ahanmisi playing superb, earning them minutes in those crucial stages.“I was looking to run and wanted to try to get San Miguel tired, and since we were playing well – Gabe (Norwood) was playing the three and four position just to change the tempo of the game – it was working. So I just stuck to the people who were really working hard on both sides,” he said.Garcia cleared that it was no dig at Yap, saying he wants the veteran guard “more involved in the next game.”Yap understands his situation, knowing he still has to blend in with his new crew.“It’s equal opportunity here, so for me, I didn’t expect to get 35 minutes a game here. I have to be ready and I have to accept whatever the decision is because the team is winning. I don’t want to ruin their system if I demand playing time. I have to be the one to adapt to the system.”ADVERTISEMENT Like Garcia, Yap is looking at this defeat as a way for the Elasto Painters to show their resiliency as they look to rebound next Friday against Meralco.“This is where the character of the team will be tested, on how we’ll bounce back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He believes that coach Caloy Garcia opted to go for his old reliables more during those crucial moments.“It was coach’s call. Maybe it’s because I’m still new and he trusts his old players more in the game. For me, it’s OK. It’s his call and I have no problems with that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThere’s no denying what Yap can bring to the table, and he believes he could have contributed for the squad had he been on the floor during the clutch. “It would have been good to play, but of course, I respect coach’s decision. It’s unfortunate because we we already winning.” Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKnown as a relentless competitor, it was a tough pill to swallow for James Yap to be benched late in the game in Rain or Shine’s 107-101 defeat to San Miguel in Friday.The two-time PBA Most Valuable Player only played 12 minutes and finished with three points in a game where the Elastopainters lost a six-point lead late and withered in overtime.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

PBA D-League: Tanduay holds off AMA

PBA D-League: Tanduay holds off AMA

first_imgPBA IMAGESTanduay escaped AMA Online Education, 99-93, Thursday in the 2017 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Bong Quinto unloaded 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, where the Rhum Masters held on after losing a 15-point lead, 61-46, in the third quarter. He also had five rebounds, four assists, and three steals.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Quarters: 26-23, 47-41, 67-61, 99-93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sharapova boxes clever as return nears Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Teng paced AMA with 26 points, five rebounds, and five assists, while PJ Barua got 25 markers, three dimes and two boards.Unfortunately for AMA, their efforts were not enough as the Titans fell to their second straight loss.   The scores: TANDUAY 99 – Quinto 28, Sanga 22, Reyes 16, Santos 9, Eguilos 6, Moralde 6, Palma 6, Raymundo 6, Cenal 0, Cruz 0, Sollano 0, Varilla 0.AMA 93 – Teng 26, Barua 25, Tiongson 17, Arambulo 11, Olayon 6, Taganas 4, Alabanza 2, Bragais 2, Jordan 0, Macaranas 0, Riley 0.ADVERTISEMENT 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG MOST READ Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte LATEST STORIES Paul Sanga went 5-of-9 from threes to wound up with 22 markers, while Raphy Reyes added 16 to help Tanduay score back-to-back victories.“I’m not satisfied because I believe we could give more. But hopefully, it served as a good experience for us. It’s good that we’re challenged for tougher battles ahead,” said Tanduay coach Lawrence Chongson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Rhum Masters shot 62 percent from the field in the game.Jeron Teng got the Titans to as close as four, 92-88, with 1:05 remaining, but that proved to be his side’s last hurrah as Quinto nailed crucial freebies for Tanduay and set up Adrian Santos for the game-clinching layup with 17.2 seconds left. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Filipino boxer Gesta victorious in return

Filipino boxer Gesta victorious in return

first_imgAs per BoxingScene, Gesta controlled the fight from the fourth until the sixth rounds, and after trading shots in the seventh regained momentum in the final six minutes.The fight was Gesta’s first fight in 18 months.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ UAAP men’s volley: Adamson foils UST; NU rolls past UE Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awardscenter_img Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties FILE – (L-R) Mercito Gesta throws a left at Miguel Angel Vazquez during their IBF world lightweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPFilipino fighter Mercito Gesta had a triumphant return after outpointing Mexican Gilberto Gonzalez Sunday (Manila time) at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.Despite hitting the canvas in the third round, Gesta got the judges’ nod, pulling off a unanimous decision victory, 99-91, 98-92, 96-93.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

All-time great Jerry West wishes NBA would change logo

All-time great Jerry West wishes NBA would change logo

first_imgCanadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out READ: Jerry West believes Michael Jordan should be new NBA logoIn a recent interview on ESPN’s the Jump, the man nicknamed “Mr. Clutch” once again expressed his displeasure over the longtime symbol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I wish that had never gotten out that I’m the logo,” he revealed. “I really do. I’ve said it more than once, and it was flattering that’s me.”Although West appreciates the designation,  the low-key executive does not fancy the attention that comes with it. Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I played in a time when they first started to try to market the league. There were five people that they were gonna consider. I don’t like to do anything to call attention to myself,” he said.The league started to use West’ image in 1969 when Alan Siegel of the branding firm Siegel+Gate stumbled upon the image of West during his playing days.Former NBA Commissioner David Stern has been reluctant to confirm that it is indeed West’s image, history.West, on the other hand, has been named an All-Star throughout his 14-year playing career with the Los Angeles Lakers.  He was named among the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in 1996.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Gilas to form two squads for Fiba Asia, SEA Games NBA legend and Golden State Warriors executive Jerry West (left) poses with the “Splash Brothers” Klay Thompson and Steph Curry.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)Former NBA superstar Jerry West is known as an executive for the Golden State Warriors these days. But for hardcore fans, he’s certainly best remembered as the inspiration behind the league’s iconic logo.The 78-year-old Laker legend previously suggested that all-time great Michael Jordan replace his silhouette in the NBA’s trademark logo.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img read more

No verdict yet as Aaron Hernandez blows kisses at daughter

No verdict yet as Aaron Hernandez blows kisses at daughter

first_imgFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez blows a kiss to his daughter, who sat with her mother, Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez, Hernandez’s longtime fiancee, during jury deliberations in his double-murder trial at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. APBOSTON — The jury in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez has finished its fourth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.Jurors went home at about 4 p.m. Wednesday (Thursday Manila time). Deliberations will resume the next day.ADVERTISEMENT Just before the jury departed, Hernandez smiled, blew a kiss and waved at his 4-year-old daughter, who was in court for the first time during the trial. The girl sat with her mother, Hernandez’s longtime fiancee.The former New England Patriots tight end is accused of shooting two men in 2012 after one of them spilled a drink on him at a Boston nightclub.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHernandez’s lawyers say a former friend shot the men over a drug deal.The 27-year-old Hernandez is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ View comments On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Robertson endorses Westbrook for MVP  Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikelylast_img read more

‘Best feeling in world’ as Sharapova wins on return

‘Best feeling in world’ as Sharapova wins on return

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite READ: Sharapova returns to tennis after 15-month doping ban“It’s the best feeling in the world to walk out (on court), it’s been a stage of mine since I was a young girl and it was very special,” said Sharapova who celebrated her win with a succession of double fist pumps and a broad smile before blowing kisses to all corners of the Porsche Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“I have been waiting for this a long time.”Sharapova was given a wildcard to play in Stuttgart, where she has been champion three times, a move which drew a barrage of criticism from rivals who believed she was receiving preferential treatment. MOST READ Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely On Wednesday, the French Tennis Federation repeated that they will not make a decision until next month.“There is a date which has been fixed. There is no reason to make an exception for Maria Sharapova,” said FFT president Bernard Guidicelli.“We will meet with the tournament director Guy Forget on May 15. The decision will be taken and communicated at 1900 (1700GMT) on Facebook on May 16.“I know that there is strong expectation from the media and fans but we are not casting. This is not a rock-opera.”With the likes of Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Petra Kvitova sidelined — and potential heir Eugenie Bouchard struggling — women’s tennis needs pulling power and Sharapova ticks all the boxes for event organizers.But many remain to be convinced.Bouchard was quoted in an interview in Istanbul as describing her childhood idol as a “cheater”.World number five Simona Halep, the fourth seed in Stuttgart, believes that handing Sharapova wildcards sends completely the wrong signal.“I can’t support what the tournament director has done but in my opinion, for children and young players, it’s not OK to help players who were banned for doping with wildcards,” said the Romanian. CBB View comments Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Russia’s Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Italy’s Roberta Vinci in their first round match at the WTA tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany, on April 26, 2017. AFPSTUTTGART, Germany — Maria Sharapova marked her return from a 15-month doping ban on Wednesday with a rusty 7-5, 6-3 win over Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart, describing victory as the “best feeling in the world”.Sharapova, the former world number one and five-time Grand Slam champion, brushed off a nervous start to eventually claim a convincing win on her controversial comeback having tested positive for meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open.ADVERTISEMENT Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Fajardo, Blatche lead Gilas Pilipinas shoo-ins She fired 39 winners and 11 aces past 34-year-old Vinci, one of many to have voiced her concerns over the Russian benefitting from wildcards.READ: Tennis: Sharapova back in business, like it or notAfter receiving warm applause from the crowd, which included one fan who held up a Russian flag bearing the words ‘Welcome back Maria’, Sharapova, dressed in an orange top and lilac-colored dress, initially struggled.She quickly found herself 2-0 down before she broke back to level at 2-0.As was to be expected after her long break, Sharapova labored to find her shots and Vinci profited from several mistakes.But the 30-year-old Russian started to move her Italian opponent around the court and found her range with a pair of aces.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sharapova finally broke the Italian in the 11th game and then held her service, converting her second set point in exactly an hour.Vinci had lost to Sharapova in both their previous meetings and the Italian trailed from 2-0 down in the second set on Wednesday.Sharapova quickly moved to 5-3 ahead up with an ace and extended her domination in the following game, racing into a 40-0 lead and converted her first match point for victory in one hour, 45 minutes.‘At my best’“I’ve been doing this for so long and this was my first match for a while, so when you are in the moment, you block everything else out,” said Sharapova.“I’m competitive by nature, even when things aren’t working out.“That’s when I am at my best, when I forget about everything, just be me and just compete.”Sharapova will now play fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova in Thursday’s second-round.“It’s going to be tough, but every match I play now is important for me,” she said.“It’s important to just play, it’s a journey and it officially starts for me today and I am looking forward to playing as many matches as I can.”Sharapova has also been granted wildcards into the Madrid and Rome tournaments and she will need similar generosity from Roland Garros if she is to make the main draw of the French Open, where she is a two-time champion. Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadlast_img read more

Castro, former PH Youth team members praise current Batang Gilas team

Castro, former PH Youth team members praise current Batang Gilas team

first_imgGilas Pilipinas watches Batang Gilas play Indonesia in the 2017 Seaba U-16 Championship on Monday. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/INQUIRER.netFor Jayson Castro, Matthew Wright, and Troy Rosario, watching Batang Gilas Pilipinas play in the 2017 Seaba Under-16 Championship on Monday brought back a lot of memories.The three, who now play major roles as part of the men’s national basketball team, were nostalgic as they sat courtside together with their other teammates and coaches.ADVERTISEMENT China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak SPORTSBreak new groundRosario said his time with the youth squad was a big part of the kind of game he has today.“I learned a lot about discipline,” said Rosario. “In these tournaments, especially with games being played every day, you have to know how to take care of your body. You really have to have the discipline when it comes to resting and the food you take.” Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in LATEST STORIES NBA: Leonard doesn’t think Pachulia injured him on purpose Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitecenter_img Swing Out Sister back to PH this April “They don’t look like under-16 players. You can see it in their skill set and they have the potential to someday make it to the PBA and the international stage,” Castro marveled.Wright reminded the young Filipino cagers to make the most out of their opportunity and appreciate that only a few are given the chance to represent the country.“These kids are promising,” said Wright. “I hope they continue to develop and most importantly, they stay healthy. These guys are definitely on the right track right now. I just wish them the best of luck, the best of health.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Wright shared that his run with the 2008 youth team under coach Franz Pumaren was an eye-opener on how to play the game with purpose, with players willing to make sacrifices for the success of the team.“That was the first time I actually played for something bigger than myself — bigger than a club team, bigger than a school team. That was the first time I actually had to be selfless,” he said.“My whole life, I’ve been selfish with basketball — you’re trying to be the best, you’re trying to get the accolades for the next level. RP Youth was the first time I actually played for the country. It gave me a sense of pride and that was the first time I really felt pride in being Filipino,” said Wright. :That was big and if it weren’t for the RP Youth stint, I don’t know if I would be here right now. I credit all that for coach Franz for picking me.”Comparing their time to the current batch of Batang Gilas, the three agreed that the level of play has tremendously improved with the youth team.“As I can see with them, they look like college players. They have great skills and Philippine basketball has really improved,” said Rosario.ADVERTISEMENT “I remembered back when I was still playing in the 18-under team. I see myself in them,” said Castro, who played in the 2004 youth team.“I see how I was before when it was my first time playing in the national team. I was just like them, thin and lanky who is still learning the game,” said Rosario, who was part of the youth team in 2010 under then coach Eric Altamirano.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Register your trademarks!

Register your trademarks!

first_img All of this is with a view for the 40 or so Jamaican sporting associations to boost their coffers. “What is essential is that you have to create value in your brand before you can even monetise it. We will be concentrating on associations, how best that we can create value, monetise the brand, and ensure that it creates a viable income source … because we know that the cost of sport is phenomenal nowadays and associations have to ensure that they have an independent stream of income which is sustainable,” Samuda concluded. The conference, which is being organised in conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Office, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office, and the Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment, and Sport yesterday looked at such topics as examining the role of intellectual property in supporting sports tourism and the importance of intellectual property to the sporting industry. Minister of Sport Olivia Grange, who was the keynote speaker, focused on the success story of the Jamaica brand and suggested marketing the country as a sporting destination to help leverage its brand. She reiterated that a study published almost a decade ago had shown that sport contributed two per cent of gross domestic product. This was before the success of Jamaican athletics at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the rise of Usain Bolt. Grange pointed out that Jamaica had not done enough to find ways to maximise on the success. “Now we are being guided by the National Sport Policy, which promotes the integration of sport in the national economy with the creation of globally competitive products and services and the enhanced earnings of our athlete’s associated industries,” she said. The conference continues today at 9 a.m. with sessions looking at the protection of copyright on the Internet; broadcasting and media rights and sports, and the use of athletes as brand ambassadors. BOOST FOR ASSOCIATIONS The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is moving to encourage local sporting associations to register their trademarks as a way to enhance their brand and better market themselves to earn more. This was revealed by JOA president Christopher Samuda on yesterday’s first day of the two-day Inter-Regional Conference on the Strategic Use of Intellectual Property in Sport at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Samuda told The Gleaner that having a properly registered mark or logo was integral to sports associations’ brand management and brand enhancement, and as such, the JOA had written to the local sporting associations to discover if their trademarks and logos had been registered. “What we at the JOA will be doing is to facilitate them by registering their trademarks and logos at the Companies Office, and then what we will be doing thereafter is to work with them in symposia to develop their brand-enhancement strategies to ensure that they optimise the value of their brand,” he said.last_img read more

Pascale James celebrated in emotional service

Pascale James celebrated in emotional service

first_imgPresident of the MVP Track Club and noted athletics analyst Bruce James, during the funeral at St Andrew Parish Church in Half-Way-Tree yesterday, gave a wonderful story about his wife, Pascale, who passed away from cancer last Sunday. James in his remembrance speech spoke glowingly of his late spouse, who was born in Amsterdam, Holland, on September 6, 1969, and died of cancer on July 22, 2018. An emotional James had to be escorted to the podium as he fought hard to hold back tears and stopped three times during his presentation. “These men believe that I will break down,” James told members of the congregation as he tried to make light of the situation. James shared that Pascale was the firstborn to her Haitian parents Eric and Michelle Malebranche. “On that day, they welcomed their first child. She demonstrated amazing timing as the doctors advised that if she was not born by 10:00 p.m., a Caesarean section would be done. However, Pascale arrived on time,” he said. In a moving tribute, which spoke to his wife’s commitments and passions, James reminisced about his late wife’s support and love she enjoyed in her personal and professional lives, her love for sport, particularly football, and the Haitian and Jamaican football teams. “On October 1999, Pascale gave birth to our first child, Lia, and Pascale quit work to dedicate the first few years to her. In 2005, Pascale gave birth to our second child Savana. She stayed with Lia until she was in pre-school then got work as a language teacher at Wolmer’s Prep. Our family was completed. As the Jamaican saying goes, ‘two is better than too many’ was observed,” James also shared. “Pascale was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. On Saturday, July 21, her parents visited for their 50th wedding anniversary. It was not a pre-arranged visit. Then on July 22, in the presence of her family, in a serene and peaceful moment, she died. Pascale, I love you and always will,” he concluded. The officiating clergy included Rt Reverend Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica; the Rt Reverend Robert Thompson, Bishop of Kingston; the Reverend Canon Sittano Kitson; the Reverend Father Michael Elliott, and the Reverend Mark Jones. In attendance were a number of sporting luminaries including MVP coaches Stephen and Paul Francis, as well as former world 100m world record holder Asafa Powell along with president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association Dr Warren Blake, among many others.last_img read more

GC Foster and Sam Sharpe TC forge sporting partnership

GC Foster and Sam Sharpe TC forge sporting partnership

first_img CONSTANT UPGRADING “Of course, there will be a constant upgrading of the teaching certification, particularly for those teachers who were trained, years ago and who are working in the primary-school system. Some of them are still diploma trained and they now have the possibility of getting certification at the first-degree level here at Sam Sharpe,” added Reid. Reid further noted that sports in western Jamaica is changing, which is evident in the activities going on at Rusea’s High in Hanover and Petersfield High School in Westmoreland. He said this partnership would open up the doors for the west to become a powerhouse in sports once again. “So this is what we want to do. We want to start at the academic side, where we upgrade our coaching staff, we focus on sports medicine, the other sports not getting attention, and we bind everything together so that the west becomes really dynamic in sports,” added Reid. The St Catherine-based G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, in St James, have forged an alliance to change the way physical education courses are taught in Jamaica, through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), yesterday. The MOU signing between the two tertiary-level institutions was done at the Montego Bay campus of the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College. The plan will see both institutions sharing a set of new programmes as well as faculty in a bid to bolster sport-fitness courses both at the academic and physical levels. “This partnership is something that we feel will encourage enrolment and young people to recognise that sports is a business,” said David Mais,, chairman of G.C .Foster. “The students who are being enrolled are coming in with their high standard of high school education, will see sport as the opportunity it is. So the way forward is to find ways to fully utilise our facilities at G.C. Foster and Sam Sharpe Teachers College,” added Mais. The 45-hour short courses to be offered at the start of the new school year at both institutions will include sports massages, fitness instruction, programme writing, and recreation, among other areas. The courses will be done throughout the work week or on the weekends. The institutions, however, will, over time, introduce a number of advanced programmes to include bachelor degrees. “Initially, it is going to be the academic side because we have to make a start, but the possibilities are endless,” said Norman Reid, chairman of Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College.last_img read more